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Planned Champaign County Wind Farm Could Be For Sale

Jan 30, 2018

A German energy company is in talks to purchase a planned wind farm in Champaign County despite mounting opposition. 

An EverPower spokesperson confirms the company is negotiating a sale of the Buckeye Wind Project to Innogy. Any deal must be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment. Developers have cut the number of proposed turbines to 50. They also want to relocate a collection substation and use other turbine models. The project again faces legal opposition from a group of residents after winning a court battle in 2016. Residents say the proposed project's more powerful turbines haven't been approved by the state and could cause noise-related problems.